Quotations About / On:
Only a struggle twists sentimentality and lust together into love.
(E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. Maurice, ch. 42 (1971).
Completed 1914, revised later.)
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.
(Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Irish philosopher, statesman. Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).)
We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together.
(Jean De La Bruyère (1645-1696), French writer, moralist. Characters, "Of the Heart," aph. 33 (1688).)
Truth is the glue that holds our government together.
(Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913), U.S. president. inauguration speech (Aug. 9, 1974).)
Poverty keeps together more homes than it breaks up.
([H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro] Saki (1870-1916), Scottish author. The Baroness, in "Esmé," The Chronicles of Clovis (1911).)
Whatever we had missed, we possessed together the precious, the incommunicable past.
(Willa Cather (1873-1947), U.S. novelist. Jim Burden, in My Antonia, book V, ch. III (1918; rev. 1926).
The closing words of Jim's narrative; this sums up his sense of what he and Antonia shared.)
Palestine is the cement that holds the Arab world together, or it is the explosive that blows it apart.
(Yasir Arafat (b. 1929), Palestinian leader. Quoted in Time (New York, November 11, 1974).)
It's like the Beatles coming together againlet's hope they don't go on a world tour.
(Matt Frei, British journalist. Quoted in Listener (London, June 21, 1990).
On German reunification.)
If the desire to kill and the opportunity to kill came always together, who would escape hanging?
(Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. Following the Equator, ch. 46 (1897).)
The blue and the gray. Let us march together beneath the star- spangled banner.
(Laurence Stallings (1894-1968), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Judge William Pitman Priest (Charles Winniger), The Sun Shines Bright, as a former Confederate soldier, speaking at the encampment of the town's Union veterans (1953).
Based on stories "The Sun Shines Bright," "The Mob from Massac," "The Lord Provides" by Irwin S. Cobb.)